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Launch of the Clinical Sciences Research Institute - Symposium

The University of Warwick will be celebrating the launch of the Clinical Sciences Research Institute on Tuesday 26 April with a free Symposium addressing issues in Cardiovascular Health and Ethnicity.

The Institute will be based at a new purpose-built facility at the University Hospital at Walsgrave, in Coventry. The new facility, developed in partnership with the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, the regional healthcare community and Warwick Medical School, provides internationally competitive facilities for functional genomics, proteomics and imaging research.


To celebrate the opening Warwick Medical School will be hosting a Symposium on Cardiovascular Health and Ethnicity:

Date: Tuesday 26 April
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Clinical Sciences Building, UHCW Campus, Clifford Bridge Road, Coventry CV2 2DX
Time: 1.45pm - 5.30pm

For free registration for the Symposium and directions, please email  Tel 02476 96 8649

Time Programme




Cardiovascular health and ethnicity

Nish Chaturvedi
Professor of Clinical Epidemiology
National Heart & Lung Institute,
Imperial College School of Medicine, London

Chair: Professor Sudhesh Kumar, Warwick Medical School


UK Asian Diabetic Study

Paul O’Hare
Reader in Diabetes
Warwick Medical School

Chair: Professor Ala Szczepura, Warwick Medical School


Southern Africa Stroke Prevention Initiative

Margaret Thorogood
Professor of Epidemiology
Warwick Medical School

Chair: Professor Hendrik Lehnert, Warwick Medical School


Coffee and posters


Nutrition and blood pressure in West Africa

Francesco Cappuccio
Professor of Primary Care Research & Development
St George’s Hospital Medical School

Chair: Professor Victor Zammit, Warwick Medical School



Telomeres, ageing and cardiovascular disease

Nilesh Samani
British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiology
Head of Department of Cardiovascular Sciences
Leicester Medical School

Chair: Professor Donald Singer, Warwick Medical School


 Close of Symposium